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All Things Hand Painted, Van Zee Sign Co.

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I think the best part about working in Soho, isn’t the beautiful people, the millions of food options, or the history per se, it’s the art and inspiration found in every corner. Colossal Media are constantly painting signs by hand, new shops that dictate style all over the world areContinue Reading

Berlin’s Pirate Printers

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One of the most appealing aspects of printmaking is its constraints. Ink + surface = print. Simple as that. What you can do with those elements, is up to you. I’ve seen screen printers use chocolate sauce as ink to decorate crepes, I’ve seen skateboards used as surfaces, and countlessContinue Reading

May 23, 2017
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The Story of Reddit’s r/place

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A couple weeks ago something amazing happened. Something immature, sure, but beautiful none-the-less. Reddit, one of the most popular websites in the world (with close to 8 billion page views per month), decided to conduct a little April Fool’s Day social experiment. With the creation of a subreddit called r/place,Continue Reading

May 15, 2017
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Las Vegas’ Neon Museum

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Las Vegas… The Entertainment Capital of the World… a city synonymous with1 sin, gambling, money, and lights. I’ve never been there, but as a designer, I’ve always been fascinated with the branding of Vegas. One casino trying to out do another on a dusty strip in the middle of theContinue Reading

May 8, 2017
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Meow Wolf: A New Arts Space Owned by Author George RR Martin

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Meow Wolf… I don’t really know how to describe it. Think Disneyland on acid, in the middle of Sante Fe. A friend of mine told me about it, and after some research, I knew I had to write a post. I have never heard of anything like it before. AfterContinue Reading

May 6, 2017
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Guido Van Helten’s Large Scale Murals

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“This is who we are, This is where we live… and I think that’s beautiful”- Guido Van Helten Once upon a time, when I was a young college lad, I lived in a group house in Brooklyn. We got lucky and had a little extra space so when in need,Continue Reading

April 25, 2017
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ShitTown’s Valero Doval

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If you haven’t already binged S-town, you should stop reading this and go do that. S-town is the new podcast series by This American Life producer Brian Reed. Similar to the Serial podcast, (Sarah Koenig is listed as an editorial advisor) S-Town takes us to a small town in AlabamaContinue Reading

April 18, 2017
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DoubleDay’s Double-Down on Dan Brown

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Imagine walking into a coffee shop early in the morning before work. You’re hungry and tired because you overslept your alarm by 20 minutes, so you had to skip breakfast. After looking at the menu you order a croissant and a latte. Both come out on time, and taste fine,Continue Reading

April 10, 2017
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Trump’s Attack on The Arts

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President Trump has released the first proposed federal budget of his presidency and surprise surprise, it looks like “the arts” are on the chopping block. You know what isn’t: Defense and National Security. Although it’s largely just for show, as most president’s first proposed federal budgets are usually “dead-on-arrival,” it’sContinue Reading

April 3, 2017
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Pete Souza’s Replacement

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It’s been a little more than 60 days since trump has taken the oath of office but it hasn’t gone swimmingly, to say the least. It seems like Trump is an egotistical demigod who is obsessed with his self-image and self-worth. That got me thinking: as a president who’s havingContinue Reading

March 26, 2017
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David Lewandowski’s Surreal Animations

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Sometimes you just get burnt out. It happens to every designer. In fact, it happens to everyone in every field. That’s why Stefan Sagmeister takes a sabbatical every seven years. That’s why Donald trump spends millions of tax payers dollars to spend weekends at the “Southern Whitehouse” in Mar-a-lago. That’sContinue Reading

March 19, 2017
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Bob Mankoff to Step Down as Cartoon Editor of the New Yorker Magazine

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I can’t tell you how many times I’ve lied about reading a New Yorker article. Like, if your roommate has a subscription, and leaves it in the bathroom, does that allow you to talk like a jackass? I do it, but I never read the articles, I read the cartoons.Continue Reading

March 13, 2017
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In The Art World, How Much Is Too Much

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In the art world, how much is too much to spend on a painting? Not just any painting, but a painting by one of the most famous and recognizable artists of the 19th and 20th century?? $10 million? 20? 30? What about $59 million dollars for Gustav Klimt’s “Bauerngarten?” LastContinue Reading

March 9, 2017
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Doodles of Dinosaurs with Lapin

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I think it’s a goal of every artist or designer to sketch more. It’s like reading if you’re a writer; sketching is the basis for any creative. That’s why when I see someone who can create finished artwork with just a pen, some watercolor, and a sketchbook in under anContinue Reading

March 3, 2017
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The City of Orlando Wants a New Flag

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Uh oh. We all remember what happened when New Zealand held a contest to design a new National flag. They were flooded with entries by amateurs and professionals alike, and in the end, New Zealand voted to keep the original design. Now the city of Orlando is holding an openContinue Reading

February 25, 2017
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The Artist Behind Beyoncé’s “I Have Three Hearts”

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His name might not ring a bell but you are definitely familiar with his work. Awol Erizku, an Ethiopian Born, South Bronx raised artist helped Beyoncé break the internet a few weeks back with a series of stunning photos. One of them, now liked on Instagram by over 10,000,000 peopleContinue Reading

February 23, 2017
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